Thursday, December 31, 2009


I will like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks to all of you for visiting my blog so that I have kept on blogging throughout the year! Thanks for nice comments and thanks for following my blog!

This is from our walk in the woods yesterday.

We are lucky to wake up to these two smiling faces every morning

Sleeping beauty

One of my goals for the new year is to set up my  internet store with some new smaller items and I started yesterday with this scarf, I think it is cute.


Monday, December 28, 2009

4th day of Christmas

We have had some lazy days, cold, but no snow. Everyone got a lot of presents, we need a bigger house for the twin's toys.

Our Norwegian Christmas food has been eaten, we still have some leftovers.

I have finished my Christmas knitting, one pair of mittens each for my little ones, big enough for next year. I also made a small version, maybe for a santa for next year. A new project is on my needles, it will take a while before they are done. They are for my oldest daughter. A friend made hers in two weeks, I will probably use two years....

Soon my old wool angels will be back in their box .....


Wednesday, December 23, 2009


While some are enjoying and others complaining about all the snow back home in Stavanger, I had my coffee and knitting outside in 24 degrees C (75 degrees F) nice sunny weather. Here is another pair of miniature mittens, these are a little bit bigger than the last ones.

Morning by the pool, as you can see, we have got a lot of bananas this year. The pool will probably be heated tonight if our guest finally arrives, he has been stuck in Paris because of the snow....

More Christmas knitting, wristwarmers are easy and quick gifts, here a elegant pair with pearls and another pair for a nice young man

This little angel came home with me yesterday

The Christmas tree is decorated, only thing left now is to wrap alot of presents,
 and thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Only a few days left and I have not made my santa this year, too busy with my real little santas, guess who got all the attention at the mall yesterday....

The santa of the year is still in his bag ready to be made, maybe next year,

Here is one made years ago, he is waiting for your wishlist

With oldest daughter home from university we are having one of her favorite dinners...


Monday, December 14, 2009


The twins 1st birthday today with balloons, cake and presents!

a candle that played "Happy Birthday"

and a lot of presents, here with a new toy

They had a great day! Thanks for all Happy Birthday wishes!
I hope the next year will last longer, they are growing too fast....

I was a trip back home in Stavanger last week, had a wonderful time. ..

but while I was there, they had snow here in Houston, this is in my backyard

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Today we light the first candle on this years Advent wreath, we had "risgrøt" (the Norwegian rice porridge) for lunch and got in Christmas mood, but the temperature outside was 21 degrees C (69 degrees F) !

I also found time to make another table cloth, this one is for my new Norwegian internet store

This is a great way to show all my new blue and white dishes.

Ready for my flight tomorrow, hopefully the weather will be nice so I can use these boots intstead of the rain boots all week....

I will be back in a week, getting ready for the twins 1. birthday, time is flying.....

Friday, November 27, 2009


While my little ones were sleeping today I made a new tablecloth. I only need to put the border and the lace on. It looks great together with my new dishes. It is a very simple one, but sometimes the simplest is the best....

Also found time to bake. Homebaked bread is good and best warm with butter and Norwegian brown cheese. I need to buy some more cheese next week on my trip home.
Yesterday I knitted these miniature mittens. A friend makes these beautiful mitten patterns. They  will look nice on the Christmas tree. Started a new pair today, a little bit bigger... .

Shopping for warm clothes tomorrow, flying home to Norway on Monday.
I will need my new rain boots!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It is Thanksgiving this Thursday and it is turkeys everywhere, here is two cute ones, the biggest one is in the freezer!

I finished my baby daughter's dress today, it is a pattern called "Little sister's dress" and it is a good name for a dress for our little girl. It is a bit big, but she will grow into it soon

Saturday, November 21, 2009


It is nice to hang the laundry out to dry. This hanger is from Norway and it has been very useful

I made this clothes pin bag some years ago, when I made all my red work pillows 

Have a nice week!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Last t week I opened my house for our Fallmarket. It is the second year I am doing this. Started last year when I was too pregnant to drag all my things around where they had markets. This year I invited a few more friends to bring their crafts for sale.  They also wrote about us here in a Norwegian expat newsletter.
Here is Randi's table, filled with her beautiful knitted mittens and Christmas decorations A lot of my quilts for sale My rosepainted baby cradle filled with babystuff
Homebaked bread in pretty white bags with laces!
Pretty giftbags in Christmas fabrics Old fashioned ginger hearts with red ribbons and brass bells..

Today I have made baby food. Filling the freezer with home made babyfood.

We are waiting for our dinner!!